borracho style bean soup

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When my family gathers around the table for dinner, the conversation inevitably leads to opening up a family restaurant.

We’d call it The Kuritz Cafe and the menu would feature each of our “signature” dishes:

Bubba’s brisket, Kathy’s Cajun dumplings, Tina’s cherry pie, and my sister-in-law’s borracho bean soup.

borracho bean soup

Recipe Type: soup
Cuisine: mexican
Author: JoAnn Kuritz
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Serves: 10 – 12
  • 1 lb pinto beans
  • 1/2 lb bacon cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 medium-sized yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 can rotel
  • 8 cups water
  • seasons to taste: garlic salt, pepper, chili powder
  1. soak beans over night according to package directions
  2. drains beans and pour into crock pot
  3. add rotel, bacon and onion
  4. pour in 8 cups of water
  5. add seasoning to taste
  6. cook on low for 6 to 8 hours

I’ve got a pot of beans simmering right now that I’m going to serve with beef enchiladas and spanish rice.

What are you having for dinner tonight?

Until next time,


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Sharon-not only does it look good-but I love your little personal stories :) I must try this-I think I have everything…boy is it an easy recipe…YEAY!! I can make tomorrow!

  2. Thank you, Julie! One note, it did take the beans a full 8 hours to cook on low.


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